Articles Home

General Property Management

Use a maintenance Checklist to upkeep your rental unit

Maintenance Checklist

Staying on top with a maintenance checklist is one of the best things Landlords can do to keep their rental properties in good condition, reduce the number of emergency calls from Tenants, and avoid costly and stressful repairs. That said, it can be hard for Landlords to keep up with Read more…

Maintenance Checklist rental property

Preventative Maintenance Checklist

Staying on top of preventative maintenance with a checklist is one of landlord’s and property manager’s most important jobs. Doing so ensures that properties are safe and well maintained. Plus, it helps to build strong landlord-tenant relationships and lets tenants know that the landlord is taking care of the property.  Read more…

Did Your Tenant Let the Pipes Freeze?

Years ago, I leased a small second-floor apartment over a detached garage. They don’t let you do that in my town anymore. I think it has to do with updated building codes and safety rules. Anyway, like most college students, I abandoned my apartment over the holidays for a trip home. I saw what I thought was a good opportunity to save on my utility bills, and turned the heat way down.

Not surprisingly, when I returned, a fountain had formed in one of the garage bays. Freezing temperatures had burst a pipe, sending water gushing across the concrete floor. The event did not endear me to my landlord and, needless to say, I didn’t get my deposit back.